NFL Predictions Week 6 2005 - Patriots will be nailed by Broncos
Week 6 of the NFL finds us starting to weed out the wannabes from the contenders. I do know that the New England Patriots will be defeated by the Denver Broncos.
Atlanta at New Orleans
- When is a home game not a home game? When you're the nomadic New Orleans, San Antonio, New York, Baton Rouge Saints. With McAllister out for the year, this team went from laughable to just plain awful. Haslet isn't known for his coaching skills and this is too big of hole to climb out of. Yeah, yeah, home crowd, etc., but truth be told many are hoping to see Vick play. Falcons 35 -Saints 10.
Carolina at Detroit
- This is a tough one. Carolina has squeaked by in a few games this week, and they are very short in the running back department. Detroit is looking better in their last couple of games. And by better, I mean not awful. Harrington will find a way to blow this game late. Panthers 24 - Lions 21.
Cincinnati at Tennessee
- What do you get when you mix the youngest team in football and an injured Steve McNair? A Bengals win. The Bengals are coming off a loss, which means they're going to be angry. They talked about fixing the penalties in practice this week, but even if they don't they should just crush the Titans. Bengals 37 - Titans 13.
Cleveland at Baltimore
The Browns are surging after their win over the Bears. Yep, it's an overstatement, but come on, it's the Browns. The Ravens are coming off a mugging last week. They were the muggers. Brian's boys are lost. Completely. Utterly. Romeo will have his team ready to play, but will the new defense contain Anthony Wright? Haha. Quit laughing. Your local high school team could contain Anthony Wright. This time Wright is Wrong. Browns 17 - Ravens 6.
Jacksonville at Pittsburgh
- This is the marriage breaker of the week. You can bet on this, but if you lose your wife's leaving. Jacksonville is coming off an emotional win over the Bengals, while the Steelers are trying to deal with an injury to their starting quarterback. I think this one is going to come down to the Bus and the coaching. The Bus will roll on and Cowher will school Del Rio. Steelers 27 - Jaguars 24
Miami at Tampa Bay
- The battle for southern, sorta, Florida. We'll see the debut of Ricky Williams and the return of Cadillac Williams. Maybe. How high can Ricky run? Will it be a joint effort with him and the line? Will he bing, boing and bong off defenders? Will he find the Tampa Bay defense is like a roach motel? Can anyone clip him? Ok, I made my point. Tampa Bay 35 - Dolphins 24.
Minnesota at Chicago
- Oh, Kyle Orton. Did the life of a football star sound more exciting than a molecular biologist? Is that what you think on the bottom of the pile? Do you think about the discoveries that may have been made in your field while a cornerback is discovering another one of your passes? You're lucky the Vikings don't ride you like a rented boat. Vikings 31 - Bears 17.
N.Y. Giants at Dallas
- The game of the week. Easily. We get to see if Coughlin is making an impact. Has Eli won on the road yet? I don't think so, but then again, I am too lazy to look. I do think that the Dallas defense is coming into its own, which will cause the New York Giants some fits. It's going to come down to Eli Manning vs. Roy Williams. Williams wins with a KO. Cowboys 19 - Giants 17.
Washington at Kansas City
- I had a hard time making my mind up on this one. It's the only game that features two super bowl winning head coaches going at each other. Gibbs is old school meets new. Vermeil is Mr. Emotional. The Chiefs are coming off a bye and playing at home, so you have to give them the edge, right? But it is the Chiefs defense. High scoring game. Chiefs 41 - Redskins 32.
New England at Denver
- Upset special of the week. If I had a TV show I'd be jumping up and down on this one. It's no secret, I don't like the Patriots. The Broncos, don't like them either, but this is going to be a good game. The difference is going to be the Broncos running game, which will have 221 yards rushing against the Patriots. Broncos 28 - Patriots 24.
N.Y. Jets at Buffalo
- I had high hopes for both these teams, but they've been disappointing. Sure, it's personal as I have Curtis "Yes, I am old now" Martin and the Buffalo "We're nothing without Spikes" defense. What I want to see is Vinny lead the Jets to the playoffs and get an endorsement deal for Geritol. Jets 20 - Bills 17.
San Diego at Oakland
- The ChAHrgers versus the RaidAHrs. A Bostonian would love this match up. Too bad it's going to be the most boring game of the week. And yes, I know Houston is playing Seattle. This will be the soozefest of the weekend. The Chargers will get out to an early lead and never look back. Book it. Chargers 45 - Raiders 21.
Houston at Seattle
- The Texans could possibly suck worse than any team in the modern football era. I used to root for them, but it's so damn hard nowadays. You can count on Carr taking a sack on a regular basis. Hell, there is a drinking game based on how often Carr is sacked. The Seahawks come off an emotional game where they finally beat the Rams. Actually, they were blessed that the return man dropped the ball. Seahawks 37 - Texans 0.
St. Louis at Indianapolis
- "Make the bad man stop!" By the middle of the second quarter the Rams will be down 21 points. Marc Bulger will be out by the third quarter. This is going to be the ugliest game of the week. With Martz out the team should rally aroun ... crap, who am I kidding? The Rams aren't going to rally anywhere except the bus ride to the airport. Colts 45 - Rams 32.